This site is a virtual museum. Visitors can wander the halls. A fragment from shorts and installations can be seen. The sidewalls are clickable too. Texts on the work of Jaap de Ruig and acvcan be found in thelibrary.
Video and film make use of the existing reality in order to create a new reality which investigates the existing one. Anything can be recorded: suffering, death, the struggle between man and nature and between individuals. Especially in my early work animal behavior played an important role as a metaphor for human life. In 2007 I made a series of life-size video installations 'The Army of Split Souls', in which I multiplied myself. Each installation represents archetypal values like anxiety, loneliness or liberation. But humour is not lacking, without humour life becomes unbearable.